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Sep 2, 2012 8:37am PDT
, let me introduce our discussion. earlier this year, california state senator mark leno introduced legislation that would revise the penalty for simple drug possession under the state law, making drug possession laws that punish as a felony would now be punished as a misdemeanor. the new legislation, sb-1506, does not apply to anybody involved in selling or manufacturing drugs. the stated purpose of the bill is that it would help alleviate overcrowding in state prisons and county jails, and ease pressure on california's court system and result in millions of dollars in annual savings for both state and local governments. senator mark leno who couldn't join us today as been quoted as saying, quote, there's been no evidence to suggest long prison sentences deter or limit people from abusing drugs. in fact, time behind bars and felony records often have horrible, unintended consequences for people trying to overcome addiction because they are unlikely to receive drug treatment in prison and have few job prospects and educational opportunities when they leave. this legislation will hel
Sep 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
a measure that mark leno brought forward to lower the punishment for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana to a misdemeanor to an infraction. in this case your organization is essentially opposed to it. what do you say to mr. adelman and mr. gascon? >> i think one of the things i want to point out is that in terms of the changes currently taking place in california's criminal justice system is that we have embarked on a very, very large experiment and that's called realignment. prison population in california is going to approach by -- or sometime next year the federal mandate of 130,000. we've already released some 50,000 individuals to serve their time locally, and these offenses that we were talking about here are currently in the list of offenses that were to be served in county jails now. and if the notion here is to provide services and treatment to these individuals from a practical point of view, and i lean heavily on my experience as a misdemeanor prosecutor for all those years when we did possession offenses, when we tried many, many under the influence offenses, esp
Sep 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to support our great state senator mark leno in its never-ending quest for a call at that locality. [applause] but we have to also keep in mind that this industry needs to be more and more organized in order to have the political organization as one supervisor, or two supervisors, there is only so much you can do. please come and get more organized. my colleagues, david and my colleagues need to hear from you. build an alliance with the business community. one of the biggest champions is that california chamber of commerce. we know it is good for business. and please, organized with the neighborhood bars. there are so many great neighborhood bars in this city that could add that neighborhood element to political organizing. and when you are a district supervisor, it is one thing to have nightclub owners come to you. it is another thing to have neighborhood business owners like bar owners coming to you. we need to organize as a bar owner and that will move us in a positive direction. i am optimistic about the future of night life in this city. i think we have turned a corner. there's a broader
Sep 8, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. is that right? is it ready to go? here we go. >> welcome, everyone, to the 2012 justice summit, i'm mark leno and so wish key be with you today but i'm attending to my legislative duties in sacramento. council, i thank you for your interest in criminal justice and all your energies and efforts on its behalf. we know this is an issue that is of great importance to the state of california and to the nation. of course we have the opportunity to yet again lead the way here in california. we're offering a bill this year, s.b.-1506 which would redefine the crime of simple possession of a drug from felony to misdemeanor. there are 13 other states, and the federal government which already do this and in the 13 other states, we have the data that shows that we get better results, better outcomes, meaning safer communities, and surprisingly the states include not only the large eastern states of pennsylvania and new york, but also states like mississippi, south carolina, west virginia, wyoming, iowa, all of which use this mid deem charge rather than felony. and what we find in these 13 other states is
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
scalding water we're going hear from state senator mark leno. and then, from caela harris, attorney general for california she made a joke out of it this morning at the breakfast meeting. >> and there are stories about this hotel off the ground. and there is a travel so far to stay at the hotel california. we know. a great sacrifice, folks are here. and you're here because you're leaders. >> great sacrifices on the part of the delegates. and i'm sure the hotel is trying to do the best they can but so far has been a bumpy ride. >> and hey, it's things are just get goinging there. the democrat goings to be able to keep their convention scripted and on point? >> you know, more so than i ever imagined. you know they've got teleprompters. and we knew that. and the cameras are all timed out. and you can see down there, california delegation is there are guys in reflective vests standing in the aisle. here is the deal. when camera comes around those two guys tell delegates how to act. wave flags and clap. act excited so tv camera will project the camera they want to see while a person is on stage.
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
for everybody. [applause] >> tal, let me follow up and just say opponents of mark leno's measure would say it's not the amount of drug that somebody is in possession of, the fact that they're using drugs indicates they've got to find a way to supply themselves with ongoing, you know, sources of drugs or by taking the drugs, they're going to place themselves in a state that makes them more likely to commit crime. is this a valid argument? >> well, i think there are -- i think not everybody who uses drug is a drug addict. and there's a segment of the population that recreationally uses narcotics and don't necessarily need treatment and they certainly don't need a felony conviction. that having been said, if you are an addict, it doesn't make any sense to turn you into a felon addict. we just heard that person before very eloquently talk about spending most of his life incarcerated. and he's made it. but the fact of the matter is, encumbrance of a felony conviction is so debilitating. countless of times you run into people who can't get housing, can't get education, can't get jobs, it's a trap.
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on the desk right now, strengthening protections for disabled including one by senator mark leno requiring incidents reported to outside law enforcement. >> and seems like everyone wants to get in on the smart phone competition. coming up what hewlett-packard's meg whitman said that had silicon valley buzzing about a possible entry. >> a new shark sighting here in the bay area off the coastline. two of them. and why no local beaches have >>> apple won another in a patent dispute with samsung saying they did not violate patents in designing iphone and ipad. and last month, apple won a landmark verdict when a jury decided it was samsung copying key features. speaking of which the first batch of iphone 5s is sold out. and now, the best they can promise is delivery in two weeks suggesting demand for iphone 5 may be stronger than apple expected. apple stock closed at another all-time high today on a gain of $8 a share. there is more than $30 a share since tuesday. >> hewlett-packard plans to take on apple as well as samsung but is there room for another competitor? david louie takes a look. >>
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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Sep 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT
ammiano as well as state senator mark leno, supervisor mirkarimi who chaired lafco for a number of years as well as former state senator carol mington. i want to acknowledge the work of the city attorney. the city attorney's office has put a number of hours to make sure this is a legally sound and defendable a program as we possibly can have so i want to thank teresa mueller, john soleil and members of her team. a special thanks to the advocates of community choice aggregation who over the years have rallied behind this effort which at the end of the day is really about providing consumers a choice making sure that ratepayers in san francisco have opportunity to not only have clean energy but to have a meaningful choice, to make sure that there are other players in the business of providing energy beyond the utility that has had a monopoly for so long. the last point that i want to make is that i want to acknowledge that we have heard from members of the labor community, and specifically the labor council who have expressed some concerns around the fact that the contract that's before yo
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